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Low-budget Louisiana film shown at Sundance

4 years ago April 01, 2011 Apr 1, 2011 Friday, April 01 2011 Friday, April 01, 2011 4:44:12 PM CDT in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Rob Krieger

BATON ROUGE- "Besides the two minute film I made in film school, it's the lowest-budget movie I've ever made," said Zach Godshall while sitting at his Spanish Town workspace.

Godshall is the director and co-writer behind the film 'Lord Byron' an official Sundance Selection in 2011. He made the movie for under $1,000 with the help of a two friends and a cast of Louisiana natives.

"That's kind of hard to believe but it's possible these days with the right equipment and the right people, there's a lot of talented people around here and a lot of interesting, performers and actors and musicians so we just kind of pulled our resources together and made something that's kind of unique," said Godshall.

The main character is played by a man making his big screen debut, Paul Batiste, a barber from Church Point, takes the role of Byron.

"He wandered into our audition by accident and after he came in we rewrote the script to fit his character and we cast him as the lead and I think people were also excited about seeing new faces and hearing new voices and accents and that kind of stuff," said Godshall.

The film makes it's Louisiana premier tonight at the Manship theater at 7:30. Visit this link for a trailer of the film.

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